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LaFlamme's tenure dimming in Shrewsbury

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 13, 2008 12:26 PM

Mr. Hot Stuff himself
(Globe staff photo by Tom Landers

After eight years, Shrewsbury will no longer be an automatic shoo-in for the title of "Municipality with the Most Appropriately-Named Fire Chief."

Town Manager Dan Morgado recently began looking for a new fire chief to replace Gerald LaFlamme, who is retiring June 1. "La flamme," of course, means "the flame" in French.

According to an advertisement for the post, available online at the town's web site, the salary offered is $97,290. The new chief will oversee four captains, 32 sworn firefighters, and 12 call firefighters dispersed among three fire stations.

-- Lisa Kocian

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